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Event: Bridging Wildlife Conservation and Creative Expression

Event: Bridging Wildlife Conservation and Creative Expression

To mark their return to G.A.S. Lagos, Raymond Pinto will be hosting Bridging Wildlife Conservation and Creative Expression, a panel discussion with the Green Fingers Foundation. Guided by their ethnographic and anthropological fascination with Yoruba material culture, Raymond forged a connection with wildlife conservation while researching the Yoruba tradition of Gelede, where masks...

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From Research Residency to Pavilion Design: Nolan Oswald Dennis Takes Lagos Biennial

From Research Residency to Pavilion Design: Nolan Oswald Dennis Takes Lagos Biennial

Nolan Oswald Dennis, a versatile artist working across disciplines, is making a highly anticipated comeback to G.A.S. Lagos, following their initial research residency in January 2023. Supported by the Goodman Gallery, their first foray into Nigeria explored Nigerian post-colonial art education and the landscape of Nigerian modernism. Engaging in a whirlwind of activities, including interstate...

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Event Recap: Artistic Empowerment Through Blockchain Technology (NFTs)

Event Recap: Artistic Empowerment Through Blockchain Technology (NFTs)

A talk and interactive demonstration of Blockchain Technology.

On Friday, January 26th, 2024, G.A.S. Lagos hosted an evening dedicated to the fusion of art and blockchain technology. Initiated by our Economists in Residence, Victor Svensson and Eric Oetterli, it brought together a panel of contributors, including specialized artists, and practitioners, working with blockchain from the Nigerian space. Together, the panel explored the opportunities...

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Event: Reflections

Event: Reflections

A film screening and residency retrospective with Elsa James

On 8th December join us for Reflections, an evening of dialogue and a residency retrospective hosted by multidisciplinary artist Elsa James. Elsa's residency has taken her to the historically significant sites of Badagry, Oshogbo, and Benin City, each of which holds profound meaning both for Africans based on the continent, and those of African descent in the Caribbean.  

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Announcing The Arrival of Alberta Whittle, Our Second Big Give Funded Resident

Announcing The Arrival of Alberta Whittle, Our Second Big Give Funded Resident

Acclaimed Barbadian-Scottish artist Alberta Whittle, whose multidisciplinary practice spans sculpture, performance, film, and installation has arrived in Nigeria for a month-long residency at G.A.S. Lagos. For Alberta, this opportunity offers a much-needed break, signifying more than a creative pause; it is a moment of profound rejuvenation and reset. After years of...

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Elsa James: Navigating Ancestral Paths in Lagos

Elsa James: Navigating Ancestral Paths in Lagos

This November, G.A.S. Lagos welcomes Elsa James, an established Essex-based artist, filmmaker, researcher, and activist for a month-long residency in Lagos. She aims to confront facets of her African heritage while addressing the profoundness of histories fractured by the transatlantic slave trade of the 17th and 18th centuries. Through introspection and forging connections, Elsa endeavors to...

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Event: In My Garden

Event: In My Garden

A performance by G.A.S. Resident Gareth Nyandoro

In My Garden is a performance piece conceptualised by current G.A.S. Lagos resident Gareth Nyandoro. In early 2023 he embarked on backyard greenhouse farming, cultivating harvests of tomatoes, peppers, and cucumbers. This form of urban farming not only sustains his own family but also allows him to share the surplus with members of his local community.

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Event: On Play

Event: On Play

A talk between Temitayo Ogunbiyi, Nomaduma Rosa Masilela and Thiago de Paula Souza

Hosted by G.A.S. Lagos in conjunction with Vleeshal Center for Contemporary Art, On Play is the last phase of a long-term collaboration between artist, curator and G.A.S. trustee Temitayo Ogunbiyi and Vleeshal's nomadic curators Nomaduma Rosa Masilela and Thiago de Paula Souza.

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December Build Update: G.A.S. Lagos

December Build Update: G.A.S. Lagos

As we enter December we’re excited to bring you our final G.A.S. Lagos build update of the year. 

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December Build Update: G.A.S. Farm House

December Build Update: G.A.S. Farm House

This month, work continues to progress well on the central workspace building on the Ecology Green Farm known as the Farm House where the principles of sustainability are reflected clearly in both the construction and design.

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October Build Update: G.A.S. Lagos

October Build Update: G.A.S. Lagos

After several years in the making, we’re finally approaching the last few months of construction on the G.A.S. Lagos building.

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Artists Opportunity Call Out

Artists Opportunity Call Out

Guest Projects Digital is excited to be offering a digital residency to support collaboration, the testing of ideas and the creation of new work prior to opening the physical artist residency space in Lagos and London.   This first call is for collaborations between artists and curators, in particular those of African descent living and working in London, UK and Lagos,...

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